A recent article in the University of Alabama at Birmingham News reiterates the importance of mouthguards in youth athletics.
The article stressed the importance of wearing a mouthguard in all sports, not just contact sports (like football), as oralfacial injuries are a prevalent cause of injury in many non-contact sports too. In fact, the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation has estimated that as many as 3 million teeth will be knocked out this year during youth sports activities.
Speak to your patients with children about the importance of proper safety equipment.
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